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Old 09-03-2019, 01:17 AM
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Hello,

I came across a rather complex topic. I need to combine several word documents to form a big one. The reason is that we have a bunch of smaller components which we wish to use whenever necessary. So a final document may be composed of 3 parts, another of 5 parts and so on. It depends on the type of final document we wish to create.

Now the only thing that is missing is a way to make sure that the formatting within the global document, numbering etc. is the same as it is in the sub-documents.

To better understand the problem, I have attached two files. One is the header.docx and one the documentpart.docx. As you can see, the documentpart has a caption "Topic 1" with Calibri 14, bold. If im going to combine this document with the header document, it strangely changes this font to times new roman. I have also witnessed other problems like missing numbering, wrong alignment etc. What Im using is the "Insert text from object".

Someone already gave me the hint that this is related to a wrong format in the header document, but I want to exactly know how to properly setup word documents so they can be merged properly.

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Sebastian
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Old 09-03-2019, 06:39 AM
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The easiest way for you to do this is to save as pdf and combine the pdf files into one pdf file.

To do it in Word requires a thorough understanding of styles, sections, and numbering. To say it is complex is an understatement.
That understanding is best obtained before you even start. If your component documents were all based on the same template and used the same styles for formatting the task would be fairly simple. Your experience tells me that either your formatting is not based on styles or that the styles are different in the different component documents.
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See also the Combine Multiple Word Documents 'Sticky' thread here: https://www.msofficeforums.com/word-...documents.html
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Sorry, couldn't resist...



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